District Governor Al Bonney and Joan
2014 - 2015
District Office

Kathy Hegedus
Administrative Assistant
PO Box 381
Grand Haven, MI. 49417






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May 1 - 3 in Traverse City

Engage in a lively exploration and discussion of how Rotary can remain vibrant and vital to our next generation of leaders.


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"Humanity in Motion" Foundation Luncheon

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Special arrangements have been made to provide hotel accommodations past the April 10 deadline - these are extremely limited. See details.


Current District News . . .

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(4 Nights Accommodations including round-trip airfare from Detroit)
Estimated Retail Value = $8,750.00

Bid on this amazing live auction item at the International Dinner, May 2nd at District Conference.

Proceeds benefit The Rotary Foundation.

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Continue reading to learn about another phenomenal auction item . . . 


As you know, our gifts to The Rotary Foundation provide us the opportunity as Rotarians to fulfill our mission of “Doing Good in the World” and make a difference in the lives of others, it is truly Service Above Self! 

Our District 6290 Rotary Foundation Committee has approved a special match program for a limited time only, April 25, 2015 through May 25, 2015.  On a first come, first serve basis, Rotarians in our District who make a new gift to Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation in the amount of $500 will receive a $500 match in recognition points from District 6290 to name a Paul Harris Fellow.  Please download PDF for details.



Have one or more of your members achieved Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) status during this Rotary year? Do you have member(s) who became a multiple PHF by advancing another level e.g. PHF+1, PHF+2. 

Want to help us celebrate them? Please join in on the fellowship, support and celebration of Our Rotary Foundation at our Rotary Foundation Luncheon “Humanity in Motion” on May 1 starting at 11:00 am at the Park Place in Traverse City, just prior to the opening session of the District Confernce. It will be a fantastic networking opportunity along with a very special keynote speaker Rotary International Director Larry Lunsford from Kansas City, Missouri. We are pleased to announce an exciting incentive: All who attend the luncheon and sign-up on-site as a new Rotary Direct participant will receive 1000 Rotary Foundation recognition points to become a Paul Harris Fellow. For additional information on Rotary Direct, please see the below link.

Don't forget that on Friday morning we're offering the first of our three Grant Management Workshops. Clubs intending to apply for a District/Global grant in 2015/2016 must send representative(s) to a workshop. If Traverse City is the most convenient location for you, don't forget to get one or two people registered. 

Learn more about the Grant Management Seminars

Learn more about the luncheon

Learn about Rotary Direct

Online Registration



It is not too late for any club to apply for a District Grant. The 2014/2015 grant cycle has been reopened specifically in support of food insecurity projects. In order to apply, your club still must have met the criteria for applying for grants for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. For a local grant, the maximum match is $1,500. For an international grant, the maximum match is $4,000 unless there is more than one club involved, in which case the maximum match is $5,000 per club. All a club has to do is to complete the application form and send it in no later than May 24. Grants committee will meet Thursday May 28th to evaluate. Details about this opportunity have been sent to all club presidents, or you can contact Jane Millar at 231.838.2347 or jane@northernmediaton.org

Learn more about District Grants

District Local Grant Info & Application

District International Grant Info & Application




It's one of Rotary's most highly regarded programs--so much so, that some employers credit hours invested by Rotarians as formal leadership training! In District 6290 we feel so strongly about the quality and impact of this program that we have budgeted funds that are available as matching scholarship funds -- Clubs send one member and the District will fund a second. All you need to do is notify Kathy Hegedus at the District Office and she'll make it happen for you!

If you have attended Rotary Leadership Institute, PDG Tim Knaggs encourages you to share your experiences with your fellow club members. Encourage new members and emerging leaders to attend. To help us help you tell that story, please send your personal testimonials to tknaggs@charter.net.

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